Mine compensation process in Africa should protect women’s rights, WoMin group urges

Women in Africa are paying a disproportionate price for mineral and fuel extraction, according to a raft of studies carried out by WoMin, African Women Unite Against Destructive Resource Extraction.

Mining companies — and the governments of countries where they are operating — need to take the harm their practices and policies cause women seriously, said Samantha Hargreaves, director of the Johannesburg, South Africa-based organization.

To that end, the organization is calling for those governments to carry out studies of all their existing and abandoned mineral and oil-based development projects.

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